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Webinar on “OpenAirInterface: Democratizing innovation in the 5G era” (June 30, 2021: Webinar)

June 30, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

TSDSI is proud to announce the 29th webinar in the knowledge sharing series under the aegis of the India-EU Partnership Project on Collaboration for ICT Standardisation on OpenAirInterface: Democratizing innovation in the 5G era”.


OpenAirInterface (OAI) is an open-source project that implements the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) technology on general purpose x86 computing hardware and Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Software Defined Radio (SDR) cards like the Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP). It makes it possible to deploy and operate a 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network today and 5G New Radio (NR) networks at a very low cost. Moreover, the open-source code can be adapted to different use cases and deployment and new functionality can be implemented, making it an ideal platform for both industrial and academic research. The OAI Software Alliance (OSA) is a non-profit consortium fostering a community of industrial as well as research contributors. It also developed the OAI public license which is an open source license that allows contributors to implement their own patented technology without having to relinquish their intellectual property rights. This new clause is in agreement with the Fair, Reasonable And Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) clause found in 3GPP.

In this talk, we are going to describe the current OAI state-of-the-art of the development, the OAI community and development process, as well as the OAI public license and its usage by academia and industry.

Moderator: Mr Prakash R, Technical Expert, Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT)

Moderator Bio: Mr. Prakash R holds the designation of “Technical Expert” in Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT). He has been working as a researcher in the telecom industry for the past 27 years. His current interests include Software-intensive Telecom Systems, Wireless Networks (4G/5G/6G), Data Networks, Cloud Computing, Software Defined Networks, Open Source and Standardization.

Mr. Prakash completed his B.Tech at R.V.College of Engineering, Bangalore in 1993. He has been working in C-DOT since 1994 in various roles as a Research Engineer, Team Leader, Senior Program Manager, Business Unit Head/Division manager and is currently holding an Executive position. He has worked on various aspects of telecommunications including Digital Switching Systems, Voice-over-IP, Internet Telephony, Fault-tolerant Systems, Software-intensive Telecom systems, Organizational Processes (CMMI), Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Organizational Change Management and creating Marketing department in C-DOT.

He is currently the coordinator for the following programs: 4G/LTE Radio Access Network, 5G and ERP Implementation at C-DOT. He is also responsible for C-DOT Academic Research Engagement (CARE) Program and other R&D collaborations. He is a member of the technology roadmap and strategic planning group in C-DOT.

He is an IEEE Senior Member, IETE Fellow and ACM Member and also serves as Vice Chair in the Study Group Networks of TSDSI.

Speaker: Florian Kaltenberger, Assistant Professor, EURECOM

Speaker Bio: Florian Kaltenberger is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Systems Department at EURECOM (France). He received his Diploma degree (Dipl.-Ing.) and his PhD both in Technical Mathematics from the Vienna University of Technology 2002 and 2007 respectively.

He is part of the management team for the real-time open-source 5G platform OpenAirInterface.org and the general secretary of the OAI software alliance. He is coordinating the developments of the OAI radio access network project group, which delivered support for 5G non-standalone access in 2020 and for 5G standalone access in 2021. He also manages several research projects (industrial and academic) around the platform and teaches a course on radio engineering. His research interests include 5G and MIMO systems at large, software defined radio, signal processing for wireless communications, as well as channel modeling and simulation.

In 2013, he received the Neal Shepherd Best Propagation Award for the Journal article “Experimental characterization and modelling of outdoor-to-indoor and indoor-to-indoor distributed channels” (IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol.59, N°5, June 2010). In 2016 he received the best demo award for the project ADEL at the European Conference on Networks and Communications.

Schedule: June 30, 2021; 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM IST

Participation: Participation in the Webinar is by prior registration here https://bit.ly/35rEAUA

Venue: Online


June 30, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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